>>Jazz Knot Series With Rockets
(Houston, TX) — The Jazz and Rockets are tied at one win apiece after Utah snatched Game Two 116-108 in Houston. Joe Ingles shot 7-of-9 from downtown to lead the Jazz with 27 points. The Rockets had won 24-of-25 games at home before the loss. Game Three is Friday in Salt Lake City. Tonight, the Cavaliers visit the Raptors and the Celtics host the 76ers.
>>Bolts Blast Bruins, Sharks Blank Golden Knights
(Undated) — The Lightning and Sharks both won in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tampa Bay beat the Bruins 4-1 in Boston to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal. The Sharks blanked the Golden Knights 4-0 in San Jose to even their Western Conference semifinal at two. The Capitals visit the Penguins tonight and the Jets host the Predators.
>>Suns Name Kokoskov Head Coach
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Phoenix Suns are making history by naming Igor Kokoskov their next head coach. The 46-year Serbian will become the first head coach in NBA history to be born and raised outside of North America. Kokoskov is currently in his third season as an assistant coach with Utah, and will finish out his duties with the Jazz before joining the Suns.
>>Cardinals Hold Off White Sox
(St. Louis, MO) — Dexter Fowler’s two-run homer in the seventh inning proved to be the difference as the Cardinals held off the White Sox 3-2 at Busch Stadium. Starter Carlos Martinez hit a solo shot in the sixth for the Redbirds, who led 3-0 before Chicago scored two in the eighth to make it close. Martinez got his third win and Bud Norris his sixth save.
>>Cubs Crushed By Rockies In Rubber Match
(Chicago, IL) — Yu [[ Yoo ]] Darvish was lit up for six runs, including three homers, in less than five innings as the Cubs were crushed 11-2 by the Rockies at Wrigley Field. Darvish is now 0-and-3. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant went deep for Chicago, which lost two-of-three to Colorado after winning its previous five games. The Cubs are 16-and-12 overall.
>>Angels’ Pujols Just Two Hits From 3,000
(Anaheim, CA) — Angels slugger Albert Pujols [[ POO-holes ]] is just two hits away from three-thousand for his career. The 38-year-old went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double in last night’s game against the Orioles in Anaheim. Pujols now has 2,998 career hits. He’ll become just the 32nd player in major league history to reach three-thousand hits.
>>Bears Decline Fifth-Year Option On White
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears are declining to pick up the fifth-year option on wide receiver Kevin White’s rookie contract. The former seventh-overall pick has been limited to just five games in his first three NFL seasons, and has just 21 catches for 193 yards and no touchdowns.
>>Former Bears LB Freeman Retires
(Chicago, IL) — Former Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman is retiring after six NFL seasons. He announced the move on Twitter yesterday. Freeman said healthy and family were the main reasons for calling it quits. The 32-year-old suffered a concussion and pectoral injury in the season opener last year and then was suspended 10 games for a second violation of PED’s. The Bears released him in February.
>>Redskins Cheerleaders Say They Felt Pimped Out In 2013 Costa Rica Trip
(New York, NY) — Washington Redskins cheerleaders say they felt pimped out during a 2013 photo shoot. The “New York Times” reports they were required to pose topless in front of team sponsors and suite holders during a trip to Costa Rica, and later served as escorts at a club. The Redskins deny anything inappropriate took place during the trip.